Oslo wine restaurants
From classic bistro style restaurants to eclectic and fine dining – Oslo has a wide range of venues that offer wine lists for wine enthusiasts. Interested in particular Italians or have you discovered that champagne really goes with everything? Do you prefer older vintages every day over young and fruity?
Go deep into Burgundy while enjoying dim sum, enjoy natural wines with the hautest neo Nordic cuisine – or find a classic kitchen with classic wines. Our guide starts with the stars Maaemo and Kontrast and then moves to alphabetical order. Enjoy the tour in Oslo and bon appétit!
Phone: +47 22 17 99 69
Address: Schweigaards gate 15B, 0191 Oslo
Norway’s only three star restaurant is worth a journey to Oslo for its contemporary and unique cuisine. There is a test kitchen/chef’s table upstairs, overlooking the more formal dining room downstairs. The atmosphere is calm and the wine cellar deep. Fine wine enthusiasts will most definitely enjoy Maaemo’s selection of classic wines, but the wine list also offers wines for the more experimental guest. You can choose to be lazy at Maaemo; the wine pairing is always exciting here.
Phone: +47 21 60 01 01
Address: Maridalsveien 15a, 0175 Oslo
Kontrast is located in the culinary area of Vulkan which used to be an industrial area by the Akerselva river. The Michelin starred restaurant offers the best produce of the season in both tasting menus and a la carte with beautiful presentations. If you choose one of the wine pairing menus you might be surprised by the modern touch to it, but Kontrast’s wine list is also worth a serious study before you dig in.
Phone: +47 23 32 83 00
Address: Mariboes gate 7B, 0183 Oslo
Arakataka in central Oslo is a restaurant and wine bar which continues to build one of the most interesting wine lists in Oslo. In the restaurant a seasonal menu is offered while modern bar food is served in the more informal wine bar. Arakataka’s wine list has an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic producers and there is always a good selection of interesting wines by the glass.
Phone: +47 22 38 00 88
Address: Eiriks gate 2, 0650 Oslo
The traditional Nordic cuisine has received a modern makeover at the wine bar and bistro Brutus. To go with the sharing plates there is nothing but natural wine chosen from farmers they trust. The natural wine selection is extensive and ranging from up-and-coming producers to natural wine makers finally receiving mainstream tribute. At Brutus you don’t find a regular wine list, but you are invited to have a tour in their cellar and there’s always a selection by the glass.
Phone: +47 482 41 489
Address: Thorvald Meyers gate 26C, 0555 Oslo
Bass Oslo is a trendy neighbourhood restaurant set in Grünerløkka. The dining room is sparsely decorated with an industrial feel, yet there is nothing industrial about the service. Local and seasonal produce serve as the basis for Bass Oslo’s menu of sharing plates. The Bass wine list is a gold mine for fine wine lovers and natural wine enthusiasts alike and while Bass Oslo only opened their doors a few years back, the cellar consists of both young and mature wines. Bass Oslo also has a bar where wine lovers from near and afar gather.
Phone: +47 22 11 08 00
Address: Pilestredet 27, 0164 Oslo
Beijing Palace might be more famous for their wine list than their food. The blue suede sofas gives a warm touch to the otherwise clean and simple interior right in the middle of Oslo city center. The Chinese menu is long, but it is the simple and sublime dim sum that attracts Oslo’s wine enthusiasts. A unique wine list is on offer and Beijing Palace has a selection of fine wines difficult to come across elsewhere.
Phone: +47 23 20 23 23
Address: Fredensborgveien 44, 0177 Oslo
Tucked in between old wood houses and brand new apartment buildings in the outskirts of central Oslo, Chez Colin is an everyday French bistro with a French wine list out of the ordinary. There is always a perfect match to the fresh oysters, moules au frites or the stirred steak tartare. Chez Colin was established only in 2015, but has already managed to build one of the most interesting new wine cellars in Oslo.
Cru Vin & Kjøkken
Phone: +47 23 98 98 98
Address: Ingelbrecht Knudssøns gate 1, 0365 Oslo
In the west part of Oslo’s city center, Cru has gained a reputation as a wine bar with a personal and interesting wine list. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the wine bar section and share a few French bistro courses or go for a full menu of modern British cuisine in the restaurant. Cru has an extensive wine list which goes deep into classical European regions like Burgundy, Mosel and Champagne.
Phone: +47 23 27 09 27
Address: Bygdøy allé 59, 0265 Oslo
Oslo’s Enoteca is an intimate Italian restaurant located in beautiful Frogner, always busy with local regulars stopping by for a classic Italian dish and a bottle from Enoteca’s well-sourced cellar. The Enoteca wine list is almost purely Italian and has a fine line up of classics like Barolo, Barbaresco and Tuscans. There’s always a solid list of wines by the glass as well.
Phone: +47 479 78 087
Address: Sankt Olavs Plass 2, 0165 Oslo
Happolati is a modern restaurant with a fun Asian inspired menu based on seasonal produce. The dining room feels light and open, and the elegant furniture balances the art of being trendy, yet comfortable and warm. Happolati offers a varied wine list with emphasis on classical areas like Germany, Austria, France and the US. For a few producers and geographical areas, Happolati’s wine list goes into great depth, while also showing a playful interest in other areas.
Address: Sofies gate 16, 0170 Oslo
Kolonialen is a neighbourhood restaurant at popular St.Hanshaugen. With the feel of a fine bistro in Paris, Kolonialen has chess patterned floors and custom made leather sofas. The restaurant serves a tasty bistro menu – and the owner’s very own home made sourdough bread. The Kolonialen wine list proves the classical training (and perhaps the network in the wine trade) of the owner Pontus Dahlström, formerly a founding partner at Maaemo. Don’t be afraid to ask for something special by the glass.
Phone: +47 22 35 79 44
Address: Søndre gate 6, 0550 Oslo
Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro is a family-owned bistro with ambiance and a hearty French menu. Have some oysters at the bar or enjoy a full menu in one of the dark leather sofas. The wine list at Le Benjamin is French, terroir driven and packed with top producers.
Phone: +47 23 65 32 30
Address: Youngs gate 7, 0181 Oslo
Lulu is an omakase restaurant which means that you follow the chef’s choice for the evening. Lulu’s omakase combines cuisines from around the world with a focus on Asia. This is echoed in Lulu’s wine list that focuses on wines that pairs well with Asian fusion.
Phone: +47 456 85 022
Address: Ruseløkkveien 3, 0251 Oslo
Omakase is a Japanese restaurant offering an “omakase” menu, which means “to trust the chef”. With only 15 seats around the counter, Omakase offers a unique, personal Tokyo style eating experience. The Omakase Oslo beverage menu is broad with classical Japanese pairings like beer and a wide range of sakes, but the wine list has a selection to match the wide range of produce offered. Champagne and German riesling are well represented together with other major classic regions and a few surprises.
Nedre Foss Gård
Phone: +47 923 38 293
Address: Nordre gate 2, 0551 Oslo
Oslo's Nedre Foss Gård, the beautifully restored farm from the 1800s has a spacious dining room with an open kitchen also overlooking parts of the wine cellar. Wooden, fishbone floors, glamorous wall paper and custom-made leather sofas mixed with neo Scandinavian furniture sets the scene for long dinners or Sunday roasts accompanied by a bottle from their well curated wine cellar. French classics meet modern American wines, South Africa meets Australia. Across the yard, you will find the Radegast wine bar, also listed here on Star Wine List.
Markveien Mat & Vinhus og Vinbaren Dr. Kneipps
Phone: +47 22 37 22 97
Address: Torvbakkgata 12, 0550 Oslo
Perhaps Oslo’s first wine bar, Dr. Kneipp´s at Markveien Mat & Vinhus is an institution that continues to attract wine enthusiasts. The atmosphere in both the wine bar and restaurant area is relaxed and the worn dining room bears witness to conversations and bottles shared over three decades. Markveien Mat & Vinhus has a long and classic wine list from regions like France, Italy, Spain and the US. The wine list will also reveal some older vintages rarely found elsewhere.
Phone: +47 23 65 33 10
Address: Youngs gate 11-13, 0181 Oslo
Nemesis is among the rising stars on the fine dining scene in Oslo. More smart than casual – and already their signature dish, caviar served with a shot of vodka, is the talk of the town. The wine list has a fair share of fine Burgundy, this is Oslo after all, but you will also find a good amount of South African wines from the Swartland region.
Phone: +47 22 69 60 00
Address: Ullevålsveien 43, 0171 Oslo
Smalhans is a neighbourhood restaurant in the popular St.Hanshaugen area of Oslo. Perhaps the first restaurant in Oslo to offer a pure naked wine wine list, Smalhans is now well established among the locals as the place to go for for a full “Krøsus” menu, a snack in the bar, a plat du jour or a Sunday burger. The menu is varied and takes inspiration from all the corners of the world, and the wine list features some of the most well known naturalist wine makers of Europe.
Phone: +47 21 50 72 20
Address: Stortingsgata 16, 0161 Oslo
A pizza gem located right off one of the main metro stations in the Oslo city center combines convenience, modern pizzas and an extensive list of fine wines (including a whole lot of Domaine Leflaive and Pingus). There is also a good selection of wines by the glass.
Phone: +47 406 75 231
Address: Trondheimsveien 2, 0560 Oslo
Trattoria Popolare has become the most popular trattoria in Oslo. The sound of the waiters’ shoes over tiled floors, glasses meeting and buzz from wine sipping guests give resonance to the Italian eatery. The Trattoria Popolare wine list is of course geared towards Italy and it carries a large selection from the country’s wine regions, both classic and natural wines and bottles with age.
Phone: +47 459 15 625
Address: Lakkegata 55, 0187 Oslo
In the eastern part of Oslo city center, tucked in between new office buildings, an old listed building houses Vintage Kitchen, a restaurant and wine bar. Vintage Kitchen combines the essence of a Danish “kro”, offering lavish open sandwiches daytime and a classic kitchen in the evenings. The wine list is extensive and mostly classic, but you will find some hipster wines too. Vintage Kitchen also offers a broad selection of wines by the glass.